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Alexandra Oettler

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The only digital document format

Margaret Hamilton led a team credited with developing the software for NASA’s Apollo and Skylab. Her  team was responsible for developing in-flight software, which included algorithms designed by various senior scientists for the Apollo command module …

Save the Date: PDF Days Europe 2018, May 14-16, in Berlin

PDF Days Europe is the most popular PDF event of the year. It’s where the PDF industry meets, and where institutional and corporate users come to learn what else PDF could do for them. The first two PDF Days will offer a broad range of educational sessions focussed on current and perennial topics in the world of PDF technology implementation.

The Power of the Page

It’s a question that vexes vendors of web-based solutions everywhere: why do people still insist on PDF files? And why does PDF’s mindshare keep going up? “PDF is such antediluvian technology!” they say. “It’s pre-web, are you kidding me? It’s so old-f …

PDF Association technical resources: an overview

PDF is PDF because files produced with one vendor’s software can be read using a different vendor’s software with no loss of fidelity. Interoperability is key to our industry. The PDF Association is a international membership organization dedicated to …

2022: The last year of paper for records-keeping

NARA (The National Archives and Records Administration) is the final depository for the long-term records generated by all other agencies of the U.S. Federal Government. The agency has a key role in preserving the cultural history of the republic as we …

PDF/A in Health Care


The normal retention period in health care is 30 years. In addition to classical documents, other objects like x-rays must often also be archived. And for reasons of legal security, electronic signatures play an important role. In the area of digital patient files, scanning to PDF/A is a viable option, where coloured images and full-text search are amongst the main benefits. The required electronic signatures can then be embedded in PDF/A format.

Contact: Dr. Bernd Wild, Member of the Board (special focus: Healthcare and Electronic Signatures): bernd.wild@pdfa.org

PDF/A in Health Care – White Paper

 


Tags: digital patient files, legal security, signatures, x-rays
Categories: Digital Signatures, Healthcare, PDF/A